When you're looking for a midsize SUV for your travels, you have many capable models to choose from. Which SUVs stand out in this class? Well, the 2023 Ford Edge and the Honda CR-V certainly do. That's why we’ve written this in-depth comparison!
At Randall Reed's Planet Ford in Humble, we help drivers find their next car by providing detailed information about popular models. By reading this comparison, you can determine if the Ford Edge or the Honda CR-V is the better SUV for your trips around Humble, Houston, and Kingwood, TX. Read on to learn about their performance specs, safety systems, and interior dimensions!
When you’re shopping for an SUV, the power under the hood is a huge factor. Both the Ford Edge and the Honda CR-V have impressive engines, but which one has the power you’re craving?
The 2023 Ford Edge starts strong, not only because it has a pair of incredible engines but also because it has a performance-focused trim level for the athletic drivers among us. Without a performance variant and lacking much juice from the standard motor, the Honda CR-V struggles to keep pace.
For the Edge, there's the standard 2.0L EcoBoost® I-4 turbocharged engine under the hood. With this engine, the Edge produces up to 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. This potent output easily overpowers the Honda CR-V. After all, the CR-V's standard 1.5L 4-cylinder engine puts out just 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque.
The available engine in the Ford Edge is a 2.7L twin-turbocharged EcoBoost® V6, that delivers an impressive 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. If you upgrade to the Edge ST trim level, you'll have an even more energizing drive thanks to the available ST Performance Brake Package, which includes:
- Front and rear vented disc brakes
- Unique front rotors
- Brushless radiator cooling fan and vented brake shields
- Performance brake pads
In addition to lacking an available motor, you won’t find any performance-altering packages in the Honda CR-V. So, if on-road fun is something you’re after, the Edge gets the easy nod.
Whether you're running errands across town or embarking on your next adventure, both the Ford Edge and the Honda CR-V ensure you remain aware and alert during your travels. With their driver-assistance technologies, your SUV will always have your back.
Both the Edge and the CR-V have similar safety systems, so you can count on them to help keep you safe. For instance, both models come standard with:
- Lane-Keeping System
- Rear View Camera
However, the Edge has a standard feature the CR-V only offers on higher trims: BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert.
BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert is a truly cutting-edge system. It provides a visual alert if a vehicle enters your blind spot when you're attempting to change lanes.
With the addition of Cross-Traffic Alert, you'll be able to safely reverse out of tight parking spots. This system provides a warning if it detects a vehicle approaching the rear of your Edge while you're backing out of a parking spot or driveway.
SUVs are known for their spacious interiors. Whether you’re traveling with the whole family or transporting lots of fresh vegetables from the farmers market, you’ll love how much room these two models offer.
Abundant space in the cabin is always welcome. How do the Ford Edge and the Honda CR-V compare? Overall, the Ford has the “edge” when it comes to passenger volume, measuring 13.9 cubic feet. The Honda CR-V offers quite a bit less with just 103.5 cubic feet for its passengers.
Here are some other dimensions in each SUV:
- The 42.6 inches of front legroom in the Ford Edge is greater than the 41.3 inches in the Honda CR-V.
- The 40.2 inches of front headroom in the 2023 Edge is greater than the 38.2 inches in the Honda CR-V.
- The 40.3 inches of second-row headroom in the 2023 Edge is greater than the 38.2 inches in the Honda CR-V.
Of course, you’ll also want to have other convenient features to enhance your comfort. Both models have seating for up to five passengers and dual-zone automatic climate control systems.
However, only the Ford Edge comes standard with a 12-inch center-stack multi-function screen. The Honda CR-V comes with a 7-inch screen that can be upgraded to a 9-inch display, both of which limit visibility and make it more difficult to access necessary information.
For drivers in Humble, Houston, and Kingwood, TX, we believe the 2023 Ford Edge is the better SUV. With its two dynamic engines, high-end safety systems, and spacious interior, it's a capable companion for your daily travels.
To fully experience the Ford Edge, you'll need to take it out for a test drive. Get in touch with our team at Randall Reed's Planet Ford in Humble! We look forward to serving you.
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